Join us for a touch tour and audio described performance of this dynamic, sharply political theatrical adaptation of George Orwell's cautionary classic

Download the programme for 1984 here

Tuesday 20 March
Touch tour 6pm (Meet in foyer 5.45pm) 
Audio described performance 7pm 

April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching.

Set in a world where an invasive government keeps a malevolently watchful eye on its citizens, this radical and much-lauded staging explores surveillance, identity and why George Orwell's vision of the future is as relevant now as ever. Orwell's fiction has become our reality.

From UK theatrical innovators Headlong, Orwell’s dystopian classic came roaring onto the stage in 2013 and since then it has become an international phenomenon. Seen by more than 500,000 people, it has enjoyed three hugely successful West End seasons and is a current hit on Broadway. Now as part of the Auckland Arts Festival, and to mark Auckland Theatre Company’s 25th anniversary, the chilling prescience of Orwell is presented in its New Zealand premiere. 

A literary masterpiece meets sheer theatrical ambition as one of the 20th century’s greatest novels is given new life by some of the British theatre’s fastest rising stars.

1984. Book now. Big Brother is watching!

Recommended for ages 14+
Contains violence, strobe lighting and loud sound effects.

1984 is a Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre production, presented by Auckland Arts Festival and GWB Entertainment in association with Auckland Theatre Company and State Theatre Company South Australia 

Tickets $20 each for individual and companion

Download the screen reader friendly booking form HERE 
Download the booking form for low-vision patrons HERE 

Please email the completed form to [email protected] or phone 09 374 0310 if you would like assistance on booking, transport advice or to request a companion ticket



Parsons: Paul Blackwell
Winston: Tom Conroy
O’Brien: Terence Crawford
Julia: Rose Riley
Martin: Bill Allert 
Syme: Guy O’Grady
Charrington: Simon London 
Mrs Parsons: Fiona Press
Child: Madeleine Walker, Tia Ormsby

Creative Team
Co-Adaptor/Director: Robert Icke & Duncan MacMillan
Designer: Chloe Lamford
Lighting Designer: Natasha Chivers
Sound Designer:Tom Gibbons
Video Designer: Tim Reid
Associate Director (Australia): Corey McMahon
Associate Lighting Designer: Gavin Norris
Associate Sound Designer: Richard Bell
Associate Video Designer: Ian Valkeith
Assistant Director: Shannon Rush
Voice & Dialect Coach (Australian Tour 2017): Simon Stollery 
Voice & Dialect Coach (Auckland season): Tiffany Knight

Click here  for full list of credits

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***** "Masterfully constructed and chillingly frank, this adaptation of Orwell'’s dystopian masterpiece is a coup."